NPR's Scott Simon to Keynote at ARCHIVES 360°







“Then, Now…WOW!” indeed! 

SAA is delighted to welcome Scott Simon as keynote speaker at the ARCHIVES 360 Opening Plenary Session on Thursday, August 25.

Simon hosts National Public Radio’s acclaimed Weekend Edition Saturday, which has an audience of 4.2 million listeners. From Ground Zero in New York to ground zero in Kabul, from police stations to refugee camps, snipers’ roosts, subway platforms, and theater stages, Simon has reported from all 50 states and every continent.  He has received many honors for his reporting and is the recipient of a special 1989 George Foster Peabody Award for his weekly essays, which were cited for their sensitivity and literary style. He was awarded the Studs Terkel Media Award in 2009.

Simon’s nonfiction books include Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan (2000); Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball (published in 2002 and reissued in 2007 in honor of the 60th anniversary of Robinson’s entry into the major leagues); and Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption (2010).  In 2005 he published Pretty Birds, a novel about teenage girls during the siege of Sarajevo.  His most recent novel, the bestselling political comedy Windy City, was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the best novels of 2008.